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the bill would allow district residents to buy guns and ammunition in maryland and virginia. the bill would also repeal registration requirements. there is a curious line in -- in the 19-page bill that seems to strip the district of columbia of its ability to make any laws related to gun control. we will talk about that tonight. also we are going to ask officials about that and ask about the possible political motivations behind the introduction of the bill right now. so that's a story we are working on. tonight we will have more at 11:00. >> lot going on there. thank you, craig. >>> former tooid d.c. council member jim graham pleaded not guilty to bribery charges today. ted losa is charged with taking cash and services in exchange for pushing laws farable to the taxi cabin industry. prosecutors say that he accepted more than $30,000 along with trips, limo rides, meals. graham denies any wrongdoing and says that he's cooperating with the authorities. law enforcement authorities told "the washington post" graham is not the target of their investigation. >>> welling the deal is done, folks. w
operated in cold climates and folks that includes right here in dc, maryland and virginia. they say rust from road salt is to blame. >>> now get outside to the evening rush hour. patranya bhoolsuwan is in the 9 news now traffic center. looks still a little bleak out there. >> that's right. as you heard devon lucie say earlier showers are moving in. use caution and take it slow wherever you go this friday night. 95 in virginia we are seeing late volume here, especially between dale city and triangle. a 20-minute commute and the prince william parkway accident, that has moved to the right shoulder. that's good news for drivers in that stretch. and delays are breaking up nicely on 495, west of town here from the toll road past the american legion to 270. people are going at speed. watch for delays between university and 95. and finally, going to take metro tonight, watch for delays on the red line. also this weekend, a lot of delays expected on metro because so many things are happening and the nats and caps game. united in town. combine that with scheduled track maintenance. it will be a l
that is probably worth less money. in the hills of west virginia, greff strickin families want to know if that could have been avoided. precious lives of hard-working americans. we'll spend some time on both questions tonight. we'll take a close look at the safety record at the mine and take a look at whether the people who should have known better failed to raise alarms. we will share with you an exchange once unthinkable. former chairman alan green span is blamed for the seeds of the collapse. two different challenges yet the same key accountability question. did the government have enough evidence of bad, risky, reckless, even life threatening behavior yet failed to act. an important question and props a too painful lesson. the heart wrenching wait continues in raleigh county, west virginia. search and rescue teams still can't enter the mine. they can't enter because levels of poisonous gases are too high. four miners are still unaccounted for. each passing hour makes survivors in shafts filled with toxic gases less and less likely. more holes are being drilled into the hillside to
county in the low 40s. it's below freezing in the mountains of western maryland and west virginia, near 30 degrees there. near 40 now on the eastern shore. mid-40s through southern virginia. and over the last 12 hours we've had the afternoon clouds break up and overnight we cleared out and starting off clear and chilly this morning. later on today, blustery northwest winds. it's going to be cool with lots of sunshine, though, highs reaching the low to mid-60s. and then another chilly night tonight. back down to near 40 degrees by dawn tomorrow. but with bright april sun and a diminishing wind on thursday we should make it to near 70. then feeling like summertime on friday and saturday, both days highs climbing into the low 80s, morning lows near 50 on friday, near 60 on saturday. we'll take a look at sunday and next week coming up this half hour. how's traffic? >> as we get under way, pretty quiet. had a bunch of road work, now looks like we're doing well on the beltway near arlington boulevard and in the overnight hours authorities were detouring traffic off the inner loop to i-66 beca
in west virginia where today we could get more news as the rescue attempts start up again this morning. hi, john. >> reporter: good morning, kiran. it looks like they are a little ways away from the signing ceremony. >> we are expecting a press conference in the next 20 minutes here at the marsh fork element stare school. if things went as scheduled, four teams of eight rescuers should be in the mile a little more than an hour and a half. they have to get down five miles to where the miners are believed to be trapped. they have spent the last 18, almost 24 hours clearing the mine of toxic levels of methane. they have it down to a level where it is nonexplosive but not nondangerous. they hope to have some word if things can progreg and they don't run into unforeseen circumstances in the mine probably somewhere in the next couple of hours or so, we may know the fate of those four miners. it is such a tragedy that happened on monday afternoon, 25 lives taken. three of the lives were from the same family. last night, after a prayer vigil in a nearby town, i sat down with the mother, the aunt a
in virginia. he has called of course within the last 24 hours for an investigation and a report to be on his desk by next week on the mine safety situation nationally. he wants to know what has been done, where are the violations, and what steps can be taken? also, of course, the senators from west virginia, senator byrd, senator rockefeller similarly calling for an investigation. hearings are already going to be held. we've heard a lot of criticism of the massey energy company. the president is now coming out of the oval office. on airforce one from prague he was first notified of the letter today from justice john paul stevens, the longest serving justice right now on this court. the president. >> i want to say a few words about the tragedy that took place this week in west virginia, but before i do, i'd first like to comment on the news that justice john paul stevens will retire from the supreme court at the end of its current term. when president ford was faced with a supreme court vacancy shortly after the nation was still recovering from the watergate scandal, he wanted a nominee who w
virginia, our clergy is our grief counselors. we have, you know, these are tough people and they do it all. i don't know how to explain it. it's so different. the people, they're solid and they're coming together and they understand the depths of this. and family members, i told the family members, i said i know there's no use to tell you this, if you can go home and get some rest, i know they won't but if you need to change your clothes or whatever, you have a lot of information now until we get the first hole through to know what conditions we're dealing with and knowing that the rescue teams can go in or how quickly. so you're looking at maybe 12 plus hours for that. >> are any of the miners who got out still in the hospital? >> two. one in beckly and one in charleston. >> no one has briefed him yet. not that i know of. the only debriefing that's going on and the way that the four miners were identified is local rescuers who knew them. and people said, how come you haven't identified the other 14? there was a total of 18 unidentified. you identified four, why not the other 14? we had
developments at the scene of that west virginia mine explosion. we've heard precious little since search crews were ordered out of the mine this morning because of unsafe conditions. now officials have announced they'll hold a news conference during this hour to let us know if and when the rescue operation can resume. we will take you live to west virginia as soon as they start. >>> diplomatic immunity is a term you hear more in the movies than in real life. the more we learn about an incident on a united airlines flight with washington to denver last night, the more it sounds like bad fiction, except it isn't. a diplomat apparently decided the rules didn't apply to him despite what the flight attendants said and the signs in the bathroom say, he decided it was okay for him to have a cigarette. to make matters worse, when confronted, law enforcement sources say the diplomat made an offhand joke that included a reference to a shoe bomb. not funny. fighter jets were scrambled. denver and other airports were put on alert. in a moment we'll show you how all this played out and how you will probabl
at virginia tech remembering the tragedy exactly three years ago today. >> lesli sherman. maxine turner, daniel o'neal. >> governor bob mcdonnell reading the 32 names of the victims gunned down by a student back in 2007. we report now on the lasting impact the massacre has had on blacksburg, virginia [ bell tolls ] >> reporter: a somber ceremony friday to mark the three-year anniversary of the massacre at virginia tech. >> cold, wind, snow flurry, heartbreak and tragedy in blacksburg, virginia. >> reporter: 32 people died on april 16, 2007 when student cho seung-hui opened fire on campus before killing himself. several memorial events were held on campus friday, including a balloon release and memorial run. >> remembering those that lost their lives on this horrible day but a day of rather bans for the families and those that -- remembrance for the families and those that work at tech and have to deal with this every day. >> reporter: governor mcdonnell expressed his own sympathies for victims' families and gratitude to the first responders. >> out of the tragedy became a dialogue here
intensifies for four miners after monday's deadly blast at a west virginia coal mine. recrews are making proing res while families for the 25 killed are making final arrangements. west virginia governor joe manchin telling us rescuers have made a breakthrough completing one of the four bore holes in the area where miners are believed to be. that hole is an exhaust port using high-pressure fans to fill the gas-filled mine with clean air. here's the heart wrenching reality. there's been no response from any of the missing miners as rescuers continue to knock on pipes hoping those miners will reply. we've got big-time team coverage. "american morning's" john roberts live in naoma with the part of this. chief medical correspondent, dr. sanjay gupta, as well, medically speaking, could the four remaining miners still be alive? and ed lavandera praying that that answer is yes. john, you actually talked to the ceo of this mine. let's go ahead and listen to his defense as you grilled him on production, profits and mine safety. >> wield disagree in terms of the condition of our mines. a number of
a surprise stop off in her first solo international trip. >>> and west virginia governor calling for an independent investigation into the deadly mine explosion. >>> and coming up next, the district looking to raise parking fees and fines to raise much-needed revenue for the city. officials say it's to help encourage good driving but triple-a said it's unfair. lon anderson from triple-a atlantic will join us to explain that view. time now 7:11. it's 45 degrees.  [ female announcer ] hurry! get to the jcpenney lowest prices of the season sale! and for jcp rewards members only: earn a $10 reward certificate for every 50 you spend, $20 for every 100, and $30 for every 150 -- no limits! plus, don't miss doorbusters. discover how low low can go with $4.99 junior's tops and 60% off st. john's bay polos for him. classic towels are just $2.99. and all kids' swimwear is 55% off. go to jcp.com to see everything on sale. jcpenney. the risk-takers. the visionaries. the entrepreneurs... who put it all on the line to build and run their own businesses. at at&t, we know something
. >> the decision to move the corporate headquarters to virginia and not maryland is sparking a lively debate between the candidate for governor. at issue whether state officials did enough to close the deal. john joins us with more on the debate. >>reporter: officials with northrup say state officials put together a very competitive offer, moved the corporate headquarters from california to marry land. republican candidate for governor disagrees. the restyling company in columbia he blamed o'malley administration for not doing more to entice the company to move here. northrup employs 11,000 people in maryland and plans to here another 300. estate officials say virginia was able to offer the company a better deal on land. that's worth 300 corporate jobs relocated. urlich claims maryland may never have been seriously considered for the move. >> it appears that we were never taken seriously. we were used as potential leverage. maybe that leverage got a better deal from virginia for northrup. >> we would like to attract the 300 corporate jobs to maryland but the good news is northrup ha
and controversial figure. back in 2004, he spent $3 million of his own money to help unseat a west virginia state supreme court justice who had ruled against the company. but those contributions triggered a landmark ruling from the u.s. supreme court when the judge who won that election refused to recuse himself from a lawsuit involving massey. however, when that case went back to the west virginia supreme court, that earlier ruling favoring massey and setting aside a $50 million verdict was upheld. david? >> as we get set to send it over to bob pisani on the floor of the new york stock exchange, will we hit 11,000 today? there is a look at the s&p. everything is looking down just a bit in terms of where we were on fair value. take it away, mr. pisani. >> 27 points. david, we were at, what, 10,700 weeks ago. went up 10% in seven weeks. not bad. april is the best month for the dow. it is not january, february. historically the dow is up about 2% on the month already. we're up 1.1%. we'll get the fomc this afternoon. that might put us over the top, only a matter of time from this point on. big move
started this morning with a complicated car wreck. in virginia, the debacle is on 395 now. this is northbound near glebe road with an accident that has been moved into the far right lane. only one line -- only one lane was getting for but delays are out of newington to get past the pentagon. it is much better in maryland where we go live. no problems reported on 270 and no delays on a sunny day on come >>> temperatures are in the 50's. the forecast for today calls for increasing clouds of this afternoon and huge showers later this night. it will be cooler and receive for the weekend, highs near 60. >> we will be right back. [ male announcer ] what drives us to engineer the world's first hybrid sedan powered by a compact lithium-ion battery? what drives us to create a hydrogen electric car that emits only water? and to build a vehicle that earned the world green car award. and to engineer bluetec clean diesel technology. what drives us is the desire to create not only the best cars in the world, but for it. announcing the s400 hybrid. a cleaner, safer future is what drives
rescuers and crews in west virginia are venting deadly gases to rescue operations are get under way for the four minors still missing from the worst u.s. mining disaster in a quarter century. 25 miners died in monday's explosion. massey energy has a wide history of safety violations. for more on this story we turn to msnbc's norah o'donnell live with the story. norah? >> reporter: good morning. today is the day we may learn the fate of those four missing miners. the governor of this state said yesterday that we may know between 12:00 and 2:00 today whether those four bore holes they are drilling more than 1,000 feet in the ground to try to ventilate some of that methane gas and carbon monoxide out, whether that's been successful. it will take the rescue teams, once they determine it's safe, four to five hours to reach an area 20 feet wide and barely tall enough to stand in, that's where they believe with 90% certainty these four miners are trapped. they are hopeful, of course, for a miracle, hoping they are alive. as the governor said yesterday, the odds are long. we heard yesterday
will be talking about this morning25 miners are dead in west virginia this morning after a huge mine explosion yesterday afternoon. four are still missing. . here's terrell brown with more from west virginia. >> reporter: at least 25 miners were killed in a west virginia coal mine explosion. the search has been halted because of gas and smoke in the mine. >> there still continues to be a rescue operation with four unaccounted, four miners, and we're going to do everything in our power and in the mine rescue team's power to locate those people. >> reporter: the blast happened monday afternoon just as miners were departing the upper big branch mine just 30 miles south of charleston. at first rescue teams hoped they would find some of the missing miners alive. as the evening progressed, no survivors were located. >> it's a traumatic experience with the families over there right now. i ask for your cooperation in giving them their time of peace in grieving. >> reporter: the cause of explosion isn't known. but officials say this mine has a history of violations for not properly ventilating highly
and we should see -- you can see toward west virginia, plenty of clear skies. we should be in for a mostly sunny day and warm. temperatures will jump into the 70s and top out in the low 80s. well off to the north and west, the cold front that gets in here tonight, that will give us a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 6:00 or 7:00 tonight and then cooler and drier for the weekend. i'll have more details on that in a couple of minutes. but for today, becoming mostly sunny and warm. breezy as well with high temperatures about 82 degrees. get out and enjoy that one. that's a look at the forecast. let's get to julie wright with the latest on-time traffic this morning. good morning. >>> good morning to you tucker barnes. we have a serious incident up in baltimore, south of town, we have received word that there is a tanker truck partially hanging over a bridge on pennington avenue. which used to be approach to the key bridge, we're told there is a tanker truck hanging over an embankment, sky fox is en route. on the south side of baltimore. not a heavily traveled road b
read in the papers is that virginia, arlington county are proposing to step up to the plate and they should be commended. now only if we could get d.c. and maryland on board, a lot of the problems would be solved. >> if you would like more information on the hearings go to myfoxdc.com and click on web links. >>> there are budget troubles for maryland which could mean more unpaid days off for state workers. later today lawmakers will begin debate. it calls to skip cost of living increases, merit pay and they are not asked to shift teacher pension costs in the coming years. >>> two d.c. councilman are entering the run to fill the position of chairman. the announcements come one day after chairman vincent gray announced he will run for mayor and must give up the seat. >>> coming up, we'll talk with adrian fenty about the announcement. >>> and a look behind 3-d television and how it will bring the feeling to your home. >>> and cherry blossoms at the peak right now. clearwaters, great reflection this morning. sticaround for tuckers forecast coming up. ♪ >>> 11 minute
important to you, the president read a letter from one of the miners who died in west virginia, urging his girlfriend to take care of their baby if something happened to him. we spent a lot of time on the week of the safety problems upper big branch mine. if you listen to the president today and other politicians in past 24 hours or so, it is clear they realize now that the laws and the agencies designed to protect workers in one of our most dangerous industries failed here. the odds of a mir dmmiracle in virginia are dwindling. our october gation to follow the accountability trail is just beginning. >>> we're awaiting word on latest attempt to locate the four miners una-accounted for in raleigh county, west virginia. rescue teams trying to reach a second refuge chamber to see if the four were able to take cover. those teams reached one of the specifically equipped chambers earlier but found it empty. and then were forced to pull back because of smoke and toxic gases. 25 miners are confirmed dead. funerals for four of them were held today. at the white house, president obama said recent im
. monterey in west virginia was at freezing and now is now 40. temperatures will rise quickly once the sun gets a chance to do its thing. scattered cloudiness fpble the next weather feature we deal with is this cool front out to the west. we get warming and the temperatures go down once again. that's the story of april. in montana, it up in the teens. 61 to 66 the high. right in the normal range. west winds at 5 to 15 miles per hour. futurecast shows this front, a couple sprinkles by sunday evening. the front comes through here with clouds. maybe a sprinkle. maybe all it will do is pull the temperatures. ahead of the front is warms up, behind it, the temperatures drop off. ahead of the front 73 tomorrow. the front passes through tomorrow night monday morning, maybe a sprinkle, and then tems drop off again. 63, 67, 75. a gradual warming trend next week with a shower chance by the end of the week. >> some of the world's most fames jewels at bargain hunter prices. all at the smithsonian. >> and a day of free family fun and adventure while giving savage park a mae make-over. >> a >> a restaura
%. couples were able to get fabulous deals in virginia. spf, perfect play on housing. we also like what goes into housing. pier one, sherwin williams, not to mention sears, whirlpool, stanley, black and decker. appliances are on fire here. anything that goes into a home. anybody that sells it, tjx, bed bath & beyond, smoking. and finally, home number five, and this is a new one for the show, hotels. marriott reported a fabulous quarter today, beating the street's consensus by two cents a share. on the conference call, marriott talked about how the recovery is happening faster than expected. corporate travel room nights up 16% year over year. business strengthening, uk, europe, asia, starwood symbol hot. another great hotel chain reports next week. i expect good things. our favorite play, winn for its growth potential. newly launched encore. if you bought winn at its low today, you made $5.72. 7% gain. better than a sharp stick in the eye. here's the bottom line. the next time we get a pullback like we got today, and i think we'll get one tomorrow because of amazon and microsoft. i want you t
review of the explosion that killed 29 west virginia miners last week makes it clear there are safety problems throughout the coal industry. the president is ordering federal regulators to work closely with state officials to prevent another tragedy underground. >> this isn't just about a single mine. it's about all of our mines. the safety record at the massey upper big branch mine was trouble. and it's clear that while there are many responsible companies, far too many -- far too many mines aren't doing enough to protect their workers' safety. >> now, at the moment, the president is on his way to kennedy space center. he might not get a real warm welcome there. he'll brief nasa workers on his policy on space flight, which includes to much dismay of some people, his decision to cancel a return to the moon. the plan does include building a new space capsule for use at the international space station, and developing a new generation of rockets for future trips to mars. >> i know you're looking at this going, what is wrong with people? well, web fans think this guy is top dog. what does
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her if that tragedy in west virginia should have been prevented. and in wall to wall tonight, the president's vision for nasa's future. the president says he'll be alive when americans land on mars, but he has many critics, as we give them their say too, we'll show how all of us benefit from the american space program. in our pulse tonight, the tea party movement. there are protests here in washington and across the country. i'll ask a leader of that movement, the former republican congressman dick armey how he sees the political future playing out in this election year. first, as always, a few observations. >>> it is tax day. always a good time to reflect on the price and the power of our government. there are tea party rallies as we noted from coast to coast including right here in the capitol. tea is taxed enough already. as we listen to the frustration, we'll ask tonight if this protest movement has what it takes to evolve into a political force. first, we'll tackle two tragedies and questions about whether the government is using its power wisely. no is the answer two le
virginia. he says indiana as in in to in. he always sounds like -- mr. west virginia john chambers is one of the most conservative in the kurnt acountry and when he business is good no one listened. just like the force horsemen, oracle, microsoft, before it became the new horsemen of google and amazon -- i have to tell you, i think underratesed cisco is about to explode upward. i need to go to brad in my home state of pen, brad. >> caller: hey, jim, big phillies boo-yah to you. >> we go tonight, and let's hope jimmy rollins gets better fast boo-yah right back at you. >> caller: china integrated energy. they have strong growth in both earnings and revenue. they've got a good p/e ratio. they're expanding and they're doing it with cash. dax.com has them as a strong buy. what do you think? >> all right. we're philadelphians, you and me. we don't like to lose money and secondly we don't like bums. i think a lost chinese stocks that have been issued in the last two years look to me like the '64 phillies. they do not look to me like the 2010 phillies. i think they are companies that give up the
to just comment on this. excuse me, just one brief, very brief comment. miners in west virginia, and i think throughout the country, are taught to escape first. they're taught to try to get out of the mine the way they came in first. they retreat to a chamber or rescue shelter as a last resort. when they have made the determination, if their training has taken, if they have made the determination that they need to go to a shelter, that that's the last place that they would go. the shelter is a sophisticated barricade in my opinion. >> is there any evidence at this point that you believe anyone is alive down there, is there any actual evidence of that? >> we don't have any at this point, but we just have hope >> how far is that refuge chamber from the entry point? do you know? >> it's 1 inch equals 500-foot map. i just guesstimated a few days ago, about 8000 feet. >> so the rescuers will have to go in 2 miles to get to that refuge. >> they'll ride in a certain assistance distance, they won't walk in from the outside. we'll get them in as quickly as possible for them to get in as far as
on a 10-cent tax, but it would only be effective if other jurisdictions in virginia and maryland would also implement the legislation. >>> washington, d.c. is one step closer towards legalizing medical marijuana. the council approved a bill to allow chronically ill patients to use marijuana. there will be a 2nd vote next month. >>> a viewing is scheduled today for washington, d.c. principle, brian bets. investigators are going through this computer and phone records. he was found shot to death last week. he hosted a message on facebook saying it was nice outside and he was grilling and have a cocktail. the next day he was dead. >>> police made another arrest of an assault and kidnapping. jeremiah and one of the teacher was abducted over the weekend. the teacher escaped with severe cuts to her arm. >>> new this morning a public pledge from the pope that the catholic church will take action to address the sex abuse scandal. the holy father recounted his meeting with eight men who were abused as children. >>> this morning the nation is remembering a civil rights icon. dr. height passed aw
forced to pull out again from the coal mine in west virginia where four miners are missing after that explosion that killed at least 25 people. according to safety officials, the rescue teams were heading to a refuge chamber, where they hoped to find the missing miners, but those rescue operators then discovered signs of fire and smoke in the mines. they were then ordered to retreat immediately. this, by the way, is the third time sense monday that the rescuers have been pulled back because of the dangerous conditions. another story we want to bring to your attention from afghanistan, nato officials confirming that a u.s. air force aircraft has crashed in southeastern afghanistan, killing three service members, as well as one government contractor. they were injured and taken to a military base for treatment. taliban spokesmen claiming the militants shot down the aircraft, but nato is saying only that the crash is under investigation. again, that aircraft killed three service members happening overnight in afghanistan. back to your calls. the focus of the first 45 minutes is on t
>>> good morning, breaking news, the painful wait for word on the miners in west virginia is finally over this morning. >> we did not receive the miracle we prayed for. >> we'll have the latest overnight developments coming up. >>> and disaster. a jet liner carrying 96 people crashes while trying to land in thick fog, kills everyone on board, including the president of poland. >>> adoption nightmare. why would an adoptive parent here in this country send a little boy halfway around the here in this country send a little boy halfway around the world all by himself? captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on this saturday morning, april 10. >> welcome back. >> thank you. >> you've been gone a lot. >> i have been following this major story, i think we all were holding out hope that we're going to get a miracle. the search and the hopes coming to an end this morning. all 29 coal miners trapped in that huge explosion have now been confirmed dead making it the country's worst mining accident in 40 years. we'll get the latest f
's lived in and the rest he traveled to with his wife virginia who passed away seven years ago. don says if they didn't find a choir rehearsal to sit in on. >> i would just sit in the congregation and sing the harmony, whatever hymns we were singing and people around me would join me and come around and say oh, you ought to sing in the choir. >> music minister don sedgwick calls don a gentle soul and a great teacher of patience, of perseverance and of not taking yourself too seriously. >> he comes in, contributes what he can and lets that be enough and i think that's a great lesson. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i don't sing the notes that are written, but i make up my own harmony sometimes, and i know tom hears it, but he just smeels at me. >> you've been in so many choirs. what do you get out of singing? >> just a joy and the satisfaction of singing along. i just enjoy -- you know, i've been in church all my life, and i just i guess my way of praising god for a wonderful life. >> at 90, it's a little harder now for don to get around. he decided a few months back that easter would be his final perform
the virginia gold cup races on saturday. should be good weather for that here. we are starting off cool and fresh with sunshine and near 50 in washington. 40s in the suburbs and rural areas. highs should be near 80 and partly cloudy into the mid 80s and warm and humid on sunday. we could get thunderstorms and a slight risk that could be severe sunday late afternoon and evening. lingering showers drying out >> suddenly the favorite is looking like devil may care. how fitting. i can now throw to meredith. >> al, thank you very much. >>> now to florida and the bombshell dropped by governor charlie crist. on thursday the life-long republican announced he's leaving the gop to run independently for the u.s. senate. his decision comes just months after being ripped by fellow conservatives over an embrace with president obama and effectively makes former florida house speaker marco rubio the republican nominee. first we are joined exclusively by governor crist. governor, good morning to you. >> good morning, meredith. >> great to be with you. explain this to me. a few weeks ago you put out a st
drilling. you know, the states are in big financial trouble right now in virginia where i live, they see this as a way of raising money for the state. it's a great way to save money when you don't have to cut government services. >> steve, i'll tell you, on the west coast and most of the east coast, these are very unpopular programs. that's why you see no -- >> not in virginia. >> and that's why you see a little bit more drilling going on -- in fact, the obama proposal keeps itself to the mid-atlantic. >> robert reich, the states need all the enhanced offshore drilling royalties in order to offset the continued ripoff of the government union pension plans, which are down by $3 trillion to $4 trillion. if i were a liberal democrat and i love these government unions who are making twice as much as their private sector counterparts, i would say offshore drilling royalties is the only way out. >> that's right. i think you're absolutely wrong. first of all, you're not taking account of the political reality that offshore drilling is enormously unpopular with most of the citizens and most of t
. three federal judges in virginia then overturned the entire verdict saying the vicious protesters have a right to spree speech. then, incredibly, the judges hurt the snyder's even more, awarding the westboro cranks court costs meaning the snyder family has to pay more than $16,000 to their persecutors. i said that's grossly injust and i will pay the sanction. appearing on good morning america today, mr. snyder addressed the freedom of speech issue. >> i find it insulting to all the other soldiers that have died. i find it insulting to the families. i find it insulting to the military and to the veterans. it's just -- some people have died in this country throughout our history to preserve such a precious right and to have a group of 80 people destroy it and mock it the way they are, it's a crime. it was just a nightmare. they position themselves about 30 feet from the main entrance of the church. and they held signs that said god hates you. you are in hell. semper phi fags. >> bill: i spoke on gma saying that the judges are wrong and cruel to boot and we will assist the snyder family a
the virginia coastline and big expanse in the gulf of mexico and parts of the african ocean. how does that stack up with the promise the president made before he was elected. tom foreman looks back. >> reporter: the presidents plan to open vast new coastal waters for oil and gas exploration in much of the east and south and far north, too, brought immediate fire, even as he insists it fits his strategy to move towards a greener energy supply. >> the only way this transition will succeed is if it strengthens our economy in the short term and the long run, to fail to recognize this reality would be a mistake. >> reporter: keeping them honest, that does not sound like the barack obama from the campaign trail. >> we'll drill here and we'll drill now. now, you can chant. drill, baby drill. >> reporter: back then, he ripped his republican opponents over the emphasis they put on new drilling as a key to energy independence. >> we can't simply pretend as senator mccain does, that we can drill our way out of our problem. >> we can't drill our way out of the problem. >> if we started drilling t
virginia where rescue crews spent the better part of the week trying to find 4 people trapped inside, trapped deep ina cole mine. there were plans to use a camera to help with the search but that might not help. workers made it to one rescue chamber and found no one. having to evacuate because of dangerous gases. now they are back in again hoping they will find the missing men in the second chamber. >> if they didn't make it to this rescue chamber no way they could have survived. >>reporter: meanwhile the tight knit community is saying goodbye to some of the victims. 5 funeral being held today and tomorrow. >> oldest member of the u.s. supreme court is calling it quits. justice john paul stevens announced his retirement in a short letter to the white house this morning. stevens says he will step down when the court finishes the work for the summer. stevens joined the court back in 1975. he will turn 90 later this month. >>> corner stone of television 2 biggest comedies. now steve and tina are hitting the town for one of the worst date night of their lives. we tell you abo
will take into a live picture of 95 virginia. the left side is northbound in a dull life out of millington often on to the pentagon. >>> outside, look at the more moderate rain through culpeper and fredericksburg coming up towards warrenton and up toward stafford county. the rain is like in a major around the metro area. the temperature is around 50. we will be envelope 60's today and brown 52 night and warmer tomorrow friday looks good but the weekend will be wet with often on chatters -- showers for saturday and the beginning of next week. >>> it could cost you more to fill up your gas tank. councilman jim graham wants to increase the gas tax by 10 cents per gallon to help fund metro. it calls for a gas tax increase in areas of maryland and virginia within the authority of the washington metropolitan transit authority. the surcharge would require full state and congressional approval. we will be back with another update at 8:25. for continous news coverage, tune in to our sister station, newschannel8 ♪ >>> well, she may be america's most talked-about mom. now, after weeks of strong fan
branch coal mine in west virginia today. they're waiting for crews to recover the bodies of nine miners killed in last week's explosi explosion. investigators will focus on the mine company's recent safety violations. the ceo defends his company's record, disputing accusations he puts profits ahead of safety. >>> on capitol hill a bill to extend unemployment benefits for another month cleared a big hurdle in the senate. four republicans joined democrats in a 60-34 vote to begin debate on the measure. if it's approved hundreds of thousands of people who are out of work can continue to get jobless benefits. critics complain it would add another $9 billion to the national debt. >>> wall streeters are celebrating a big milestone this morning. the dow opens nearly nine points higher above 11,000 for the first time in a year and a half. but is it a sial the rough economic times are really over? here's m oliver. >> reporter: investors took the bull by the horns and rode it past the 11,000 point mark monday. after days of flirtation, even hitting then dropping back below the mark on friday, on
to make sure last week's deadly disaster inside a west virginia coal mine does not happen again. the president is calling on congress to strengthen existing laws. 29 miners were killed in the explosion. masse yi energy claims it has -- massey energy claims it has an above average safety record. >> we need to get inspectors into those mines immediately to make sure they're not facing the same unsafe conditions that led to this disaster. >> the west virginia governor has issued an executive order calling for all underground mines to halt operations tomorrow to honor those who died. >>> a former xtive from the national -- executive from the national security agency is facing ten felony charges for leaking classified information. federal prosecutors say he gave national secrets to newspapers. he is accused of sending hundreds of empty mails with sensitive secret information to reporters. >>> the d.c. park contracting controversy is heating up again. a friend and fraternity brother to mayor adrian fenty is on the hot seat after snubbing a special council committee monthing ago. they'
home state of virginia, setting up a legal dispute that has yet to be resolved. >>> john wyatt, and his attorney, stanton phillips, join us live from washington. gentlemen, thank you so much for joining us. john, you have never held your little baby. you've only seen pictures of her. is that right? >> that's correct. i have only seen pictures of her. never seen her before. >> colleen, the mother, was 19 when she became pregnant. you were 20 at the time. you're now 21. tell us your relationship during the pregnancy. and did you ever talk about raising the baby together? >> i mean, i talked about raising the baby every time i saw her. to me, there was never really an option. i always wanted to raise my daughter. i never knew it was a daughter. but i knew i wanted to raise my child. i'd do anything to be there for my child. i know what it's like to grow up without a father. that's why it's so important for me to be there for my children. >> i know you said you were 10 years old when you lost your father. you're very clear that you wanted to raise the child. what about colleen? what was she
in a largely democratic state. still, democrats line, norfolk, virginia -- phil. caller: i generally vote of the party. i took my cue from -- the party that makes a difference. i am not going to give any more money anymore. i read dnc spent money on lavish trips -- the rnc and dnc. host: might you start giving up on candidates and of the independence? caller: is easier because the parties are so aligned ideologically. without knowing anything about them -- if i know something about them i might vote for an r but generally speaking they did not have anything to offer the country any more. host: let us look again at this article about senator scott brown. danny, independent line. panama city, florida. you are in florida at the heart of this fight over governor's cursed looking at the senate seat. what do you think? caller: i vote for the person and stuff. i used to vote for a party but the parties are both out of touch, so out of touch with the people and stuff. gov. christie right now, he didn't vote on party lines -- gov. crist. the rnc is very upset. that is okay. he took a stand for th
. if we get details, we'll bring them to you. >>> west virginia joe manchin is calling for a moment of silence at 3:30 in memory of victims of the mine explosion. it will mark one week since the upper big branch mine. dangerous levels of toxic gas are still prevepting crews to recover the rest of the miners. >>> poland a nation in mourning this morning. thousands gathered in front of the presidential palace to pay final respects to the leaders killed in a plane crash. president kaczynski and his wife and 90 others were killed in the crash. they are now focused on pilot error as a possible cause. >>> phil mickelson wins his third green jacket. tiger woods finished fourth. it was ease the most emotional win. his wife amy and mom both battling breast cancer and both were there to cheer their man home. >> it was such an exciting masters as well. he almost eagled three times in a row in the round on saturday, i think it was. it was exciting golf. >> mickelson has a history of falling apart in the final moments. he kind of got over that when he won his first master's tournament. it was a
the border from mexico. >>> west virginia governor joe manchin ordering coal minors to halt production to honor the 29 miners killed earlier this month. the governor wants inspections to reexamine mines with the greatest risk of an explosion similar to the ones that killed miners at the upper big branch mine. >>> for troops fighting in afghanistan, we've been giving you an intimate look at the stresses of war and some of the deadliest regions of afghanistan. some the of the lighter moments too. here to talk about it, pentagon correspondent chris lawrence. good morning, good to see you back. >> it's good to be back. >> i'm sure it is. >> you spent a lot of time in helmand province and going to be moving into kandahar in the summertime. what struck you the most about your time there? >> to me it was sort of dedication of some of these marines. just the way in that they have really adopted the counter insurgency strategy. all of these problems at the big level with the karzai government and corruption and everything else, but they are very, very dedicated to what they are doing day to day
. alina cho went to virginia speaking with an adoptive family saying a russian orphanage misled them. >> it's because of that tennessee case they are speaking out. when they adopted their son roman from russia, he was just shy of 2 years old and seemingly healthy, or at least they say that's what they were told by the adoption agency that handled the case. it turns out roman is severely ill, even violent. they don't want to send roman back to russia, but they are suing the adoption agency, saying they were lied to and deceived. >> reporter: the harshaw home is quieter, roman, now 8, was cents away to an institution a little more than two weeks ago where he's getting help for his violent behalf yor. >> i felt like the worst mom in the world. how could i let my baby go there without us tucking him in? it was really hard and it still is. >> reporter: they adopted roman from russia six years ago. he arrived looking picture perfect. soon after he began acting out. >> he can be hugging you and telling you i love you one second, then the next second he is completely lost in a rage. >> repor
29 west virginia coal miners killed in an explosion last week. officials say the last bodies were taken out of the mine at around 2:00 this morning. the bodies will undergo autopsies at the west virginia medical examiner's office. federal investigators are looking into what caused the worst u.s. coal mining desaster since 1970. >>> a student at the university of maryland college park claims he was beaten by police for no reason after a basketball game last month. the whole incident is caught on tape. john mckin nis says he was walking outside after maryland beat duke. there were riots going on and police were trying to breakup the celebrations. that is when police officers approached him and started beating him. >> there's limits. we have rules and you don't cross a certain line. this looks like it would be crossing said line. >> police officers say they were hit with snow and ice balls and people were caught uprooting road signs and setting some small fires. 28 individuals were arrested that night and that brings us to our question of the day. did the police officers on the tape
. >>> the only number one seed left in the tournament is duke. duke gets west virginia in the later game. we saw coach k. there. the final four, these are our staff picks. by staff, i mean, a couple people sitting around this morning at 3:00. >> oh, cool. >> wie got butler -- >> that's just you, right? >> me and jen and casey. like three people. >> oh, sweet. >> butler beating -- >> very scientific. >> it is. and duke -- west virginia, perhaps, the sent mental favorite among many americans against duke. >> my assistant from west virginia and she is just ecstatic. >> the winner, we went with our hearts on this one, the hometown favorite, butler bulldogs. it's not anything against duke. all you duke fans can relax. i understand, chris, we're getting some really long e-mails from duke fans. >> what? >> usually the nasty e-mails are one or two lines. look at how long this person's e-mail is. this is literally -- >> that's bold. >> and they attack me and pete. but the part i'm going to read is about willie. you failed to do your job properly and offer objectivity and balance. it's way too late for yo
from los angeles to northern virginia. the exact site in virginia is unclear if that move will create up to 150 new jobs. they employ 40,000 people already in the d.c. area. >>> attributes will begin today for dorothy haight. she will lie in repose tonight from 6:00 until 10:00 p.m. a funeral will be held at the national cathedral and there will be 700 tickets for the general public. president obama has ordered flags to fly at half staff that day. we will be back with another news update at 7:56. i think you might have hooked it up wrong, though. yea, we're getting way too many channels. no, no. that's -- that's standard. fios also comes with 11,000 free movies and shows on demand per month. ah, standard. gotcha. a certain somebody says "thank you." tell him "he's welcome," but it's still standard. he's happy to be back with his friends. is he? [ male announcer ] call now and get fios tv, internet, and phone for just $99.99 a month guaranteed for two years! this is beyond cable. this is fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. he doesn't hav
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